Ver 4.0.0

Xtreamer SideWinder 3 Ver 4.0 firmware is a result of a massive effort being done by our R&D teams afor the past 6 months.
We built and optimized an entirely new GUI with a new Music Engine that will allow you to navigate your music collection on poster based system. We believe that once you will try it you will be able to experience a new level of synergy of Music and Internet content. Very much the same way it is done on PC environment, on ver 4.0 you can expect to get a faster, simpler and more elegant user experience and an improved performance.




Do not upgrade from SETTINGS - please follow the instructions below.

What's new in this firmware?

New Music Player

Keeping things as similar to Winamp.

MusicPlayer mechanism, that is now part of the Prodigy & SideWinder3 firmware, means you will from now be able to navigate your music collection on a content orientation rather than only storage path related navigation. While most of our competitors offer you a device that allow you to navigate your files in relation to where they are physically stored, ver 4.0 allow you to enjoy your music collection and navigate through your collection on their posters. You will be able to make your own playlists, add to favorites and even modify the ID3 tags on TV. Enjoy various new layouts that will turn your device to be more fun and easier to handle. We focused on simplicity, its reliability, and its ease of use. We tried to elevate your expected common daily practices on a PC to be an amazing experience on TV.

Xtreamer is no longer only a good Movie Player, it is now a superb music player with a slick design and innovative functionality.


 

MiniDLNA


Communicate with all devices.

In FW 4.0 we included built in server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. We decided to bring your Prodigy and Sidewinder 3 devices to work on an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. Stream films from your Prodigy to your PSP, PS3, your Android Mobile, XBOX or Nintendo WI .If you have a router in your home then you have a network and can use DLNA on the Prodigy on it, and if you have wi-fi then you can do it all wirelessly too.


Fetching The Movie Info

An All-on-TV based process.

Unlike any other media player or streamer in the market that offers a jukebox we rather wanted to focus on  simplicity, reliability and ease of use. The Process of adding to your movies a generated information, posters and fan arts is done without you having to do it on a PC before hand. While if you will make prior scanning and fetching process on a special software on a PC it will still work and the result will be shown on your device, we rather prefer you to do all in a few click on the remote control while you are not away from your tv and your device.
All you have to do is make you sure your device is connected to the internet and that you press 6 (MENU) on folder with movies. We recommend you to keep every movie on a separate folder. You can Initiate the process on a movie file itself not only on folders with movie.


System TrueType Font Changing

Better Look & Feel

Version 4 introduce you to a new mechanism that allows you to change the system entire font with a click of a button.
Simply copy a .TTF font file to folder and press ENTER on the font file. The system font will change the entire system look and feel.

Improvements

Entire new On Screen Display

More Stylish System Control.

We abandoned realtek SDK look and feel for a more stylish system on screen experience. We have improved the ZOOM, GOTO, TIME SKIP, VOLUME and SUBTITLE interaction with the user.

 

Xtreamer Live

Keeping things as you familiar with from your PC.

Thousands of live internet movie clips and music now integrated DsaPac, a member of our community, with the help of many valuable members in our forums, have created a spectacular project that allow you to enjoy thousands of sources for online streaming content. In Ver 4 we have integrated this project into the base firmware for an easier experience. Just Enable it in the system services Settings menu and accept the disclaimer terms.

Bugs fixed

Many system improvements and bug fixes

More Mature and stable system firmware.

The Xtreamer version 4 is in many aspects based on the successful open communication we have with our members of the community. For the past 4 months we have collected their bug reports, suggestions and wishes and introducing you the result. We believe that you will notice the enhanced system reliability, its ease of use and speed improvmenet the moment you upgrade your system. From little things like adding navigation scroller to big things like system font we tried to elevate your expected common daily practices to be an amazing experience on TV. Here are just a few examples of how your Xtreamer Prodigy & SideWinder3 experience was fine-tuned.

Download and installation instructions

Do not upgrade from SETTINGS - you need to run the emergency firmware procedure as specified below!!!

To install: download the file and unzip it. Find install.img and copy it to the root of a USB stick.
* Go to your SideWinder, turn it off by unplugging the power cord for several seconds.
* Put the cord back but do not power the machine on.
* Plug the USB stick to a USB port at the back panel.
* When the machine is OFF press the power button for about 10-12 sec (you will see that the blue LED light is turning on but still keep your finger pressed on the power button until the power LED is turned off).
* When the LED is off you can release your finger and let it start flash the firmware.

Please remember to reset your player to factory default settings after every firmware upgrade.

Do not power off the machine while the update process is taking place. BE PATIENT IT WILL TAKE LONGER TIME THAN NORMAL IN THIS UPDATE.



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Important note


With this update we ask you to watch out the TV screen while you perform the update. Once you start the process (that may take few long minutes) wait for the "Installation complete" message to appear in the end of the update process.
This will be the time you will need to remove the USB stick from the device before the device will boot.
Otherwise the Xtreamer live package will be installed in your USB and not to your internal HDD.

Do not remove the USB a single second before you will see the installation complete message shown on your TV screen.

Emergency firmware download and installation instructions

Emergency firmware is used for de-bricking unresponsive devices and fixing various issues.

1. Download the firmware file from the Xtreamer main site

2. Unzip the file and copy (install.img) it to the root of a FAT32 formatted USB stick (we recommend a stick no bigger than 2GB).

3. Disconnect all the cables, dongles, antennas, internal and external storage devices from your Xtreamer.
Disconnect it from power for 10-15 minutes.

4. Plug the device into power and insert the USB stick into one of the ports on the back panel.

5. Make sure the device is OFF and  press the Power button on Prodigy for about 10 sec.

The device LED will initially turn ON and after few sec it will turn OFF. 
Once the blue LED is OFF release your finger from the Power button and then the upgrade process screen will appear on your TV.

(This is basically an emergency firmware procedure and can be used to clear personal data and fix many issues)

Please be patient. It might be necessary to try the procedure several times.
You might have to use another USB stick if you are not successful.

Please remember to reset your player to factory default settings after every firmware upgrade.

Other resources and links

Music Player setup
Setting up the Xtreamer MUSIC Player is easy:

  1. Create a folder called "MUSIC" in your HDD.
  2. COPY to this folder any MP3 song you want. You can create of course subfolders as per artist or album.
  3. Make sure that the songs names make sense. Refrain from using strange characters.
  4. on the device home screen go to Media sources and select MUSIC Player.
  5. Press ENTER to play 1 song.
  6. Press PLAY to play entire folder.
  7. Press 2 to get the Movie Clip as per you selected Song. You can navigate to more additions.
  8. Press 6 For full new functionality of the Music Player.

Notes: Currently the Music Player supports only local HDD based music.

We recommend you to make sure your music files have full meta tags and posters. Please use this software or similar to make your music collection nicer.

1) Jaikoz ( www.jthink.net/jaikoz/ )
Top Reasons to buy Jaikoz:
- Jaikoz saves you time by accurately autofixing your files unattended from MusicBrainz and Discogs.
- Jaikoz fixes your artwork as well as your textual data.
- Jaikoz supports Multiple Audio formats, so you only need one application for tagging your audio files.

2) For MAC OSX user: CoverScout ( www.equinux.com/us/products/coverscout/index.html )
Select your albums and search. CoverScout takes all the work out of finding album art, searching the top websites.

Note 2:
When you get LOAD ERROR on youtube clip please assume this clip is deliberately blocked to be played on our devices due to advertisements of youtube servers or special certification related to content owner.




PC-free Jukebox setup
Setting up the Xtreamer Ver 4 Jukebox is easy:

  1. Select a folder with movies  or any movie file on the device TV GUI / Media sources.
  2. Press 6 (Menu) to GET MOVIE INFO.
  3. Choose a a Plug in scraper and method.
  4. Done.
  5. Press INFO on a movie folder or a movie file to see the result.
  6. Navigate your media on a Jukebox Layout once the folder was scanned and the Info was successfully generated.
  7. We retained a full compatibility to PC Software in case you need more scrapers (Thumbgen, Ember media manager).
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